DJP History 2019-01-08T17:54:00+00:00

DJP History

Durham Jones & Pinegar has been and always will be deeply rooted in Utah.  The firm was founded by Paul Durham and one other attorney in 1991.  Employing from day one what the firm describes as the ‘no jerk’ rule, the firm has focused on hiring and retaining attorneys who not only produce high quality legal work, but who are also great people.  Since it was founded over 27 years ago, DJP has become one of the largest law firms in Utah with nearly 100 attorneys officing in Salt Lake City, Lehi, Ogden and St. George.  This growth has been strategic in nature as the firm has looked to expand its footprint, expertise and scope of services to help its clients achieve success.

Durham Jones & Pinegar is proud to be headquartered in Utah and is deeply committed to the communities our attorneys call home. Year after year, Utah ranks among the top U.S. states for business and careers, personal income growth, family prosperity and quality of life. We value the institutions and organizations that form the foundation of our communities and seek to partner with those who are helping to build a brighter tomorrow. DJP supports multiple business associations including Chambers of Commerce, Mountain West Capital Network and Utah Technology Council, among others.  In addition, DJP is committed to supporting local organizations that support the arts, education, community wellness and other local nonprofits.  Our attorneys and staff work with these organizations towards the goal of creating diverse and vibrant communities that are wonderful places to live, work and play.

DJP’s commitment to community is further demonstrated by the firm’s generous ongoing contributions to “And Justice For All,” a fundraising organization sanctioned by the Utah Supreme Court to support organizations that provide legal services directly to poor and disadvantaged individuals throughout the state of Utah.

In addition to its Utah client base, DJP advises clients around the world.  DJP was invited to represent Utah’s legal community as a member of the prestigious World Services Group, a global membership association with more than 20,000 professionals. World Services Group is the second largest professional services network in the world. Membership is by invitation only, open to one of the top five law firms in each market. Jeff Jones, founder and shareholder at DJP, currently sits on the board of World Service Group.

Durham Jones & Pinegar is a full service commercial law firm with a broad spectrum of service areas including, complex business and finance transactions, bankruptcy, banking, commercial litigation, environment, intellectual property, real estate, tax, estate planning, employment, domestic relations and more. DJP and its attorneys have received significant accolades such as being listed as a top law firm for Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law in Salt Lake City and the state of Utah by Best Lawyers®.  The firm and many of its attorneys are listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, “USA’s Best Lawyers and Law Firms”, Super Lawyers® and the Utah Legal Elite.